Scholarship Opportunities

  • Below you will find a listing of the active local scholarships that are currently available.  Please note that some scholarships may be available only to Woodstock High School or Woodstock North High School students.  

    If you are looking for additional scholarship opportunities, please take a look at the following sites which we mention in our Counseling Curriculum:
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    **Note:  Most colleges offer their own scholarships as well.  Unfortunately, we don't have space to post all of those, but students can find that information on their college's website. 

    Due to the high enrollment of students at McHenry County College, for your convenience, you can find a listing of their scholarships here.

Comprehensive List of Scholarships

  • Click here for a Comprehensive List of Scholarships

    Tip: Save the list in the link above to your Google Drive and highlight the scholarships for which you qualify.



    Roger DeBoer Memorial Scholarship (WHS Only)
    Due April 3, 2023 by 3:30pm
    Award Amount:  TBD
    This scholarship is available to WHS seniors who demonstrate the qualities of honesty, integrity, dependability, and high moral character, and are active in community, school, and/or church-related organizations.  This award is not based on financial need or academic achievement.  Applications, along with required recommendations, must be submitted to the WHS Student Services Office.
    To apply, please return or share your application with Ms. Landwehr.


    McHenry County Republican Women’s Club Scholarship
    Due April 7, 2023
    Award Amount:  Three Scholarships, Amount Varies
    The scholarship will go to a student with financial need and must be a resident of McHenry County.
    To apply, please print and mail in the application.


    Nancy Fike Scholarship
    Due April 10, 2023
    Award Amount:  $1000
    Scholarship will be awarded to a current senior attending high school in McHenry County.  Applicants must be pursuing a degree in education, history or the social sciences, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, provide two letters of recommendation as specified in the application, show proof of community service and write a 500 word essay pertaining to McHenry County as detailed in the application.
    For more information and the application please visit,


    Auxiliary of Good Shepherd Hospital Scholarship
    Due April 15, 2023
    Award Amount:  TBD based on the number of quality applicants
    This scholarship is available to students residing in the hospital service area who are will to attend school within the State of Illinois and pursue an education in a health-related field.  The service area includes the following zip codes:  60010, 60012, 60013, 60014, 60021, 60042, 60047, 60050, 60051, 60060, 60067, 60073, 60084, 60098, 60102, 60110, 60156.  Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of attitude, education, leadership, citizenship, personality, and financial need.
    Applications can be downloaded at


    Robert Birchfield Award (formerly the ACA Recognition Award)
    Due April 21, 2023
    Award Amount:  $500 (one awarded at WHS and one awarded at WNHS)
    Available to a senior who has a superior Attitude, shows Contributions made to their school environment, and demonstrates Academic achievement.
    Please fill out the application and submit it to your School Counseling Office.


    Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship
    Due May 1, 2023
    Award Amount:  $1000-$8000
    Student must be a resident of the state of Illinois.  The recipient of this scholarship does not need to be a US citizen.  Student must currently be a high school senior in good standing and have a significant (severe to profound) hearing loss in one or both ears.  Student must also exhibit financial need.
    For more details and the application, visit